Scientists reverse aging process in rat brain stem cells

Scientists reverse aging process in rat brain stem cells
Scientists say the results have far reaching implications for how we understand the aging process, and how we might develop much-needed treatments for age-related brain diseases.

Novel dual stem cell therapy improving cardiac regeneration

Novel dual stem cell therapy improving cardiac regeneration
Researchers have recently developed a multipronged approach for concurrently rejuvenating both the muscle cells and vascular systems of the heart by utilizing two types of stem cells. The findings give hope to develop a new treatment for repairing hearts damaged by myocardial infarction, as an alternative to heart transplant.

A new method of tooth repair? Scientists uncover mechanisms to inform future treatment

A new method of tooth repair? Scientists uncover mechanisms to inform future treatment
Stem cells hold the key to wound healing, as they develop into specialized cell types throughout the body — including in teeth. Now an international team of researchers has found a mechanism that could offer a potential novel solution to tooth repair.

Researchers make immunotherapy work for treatment-resistant lymphoma

Researchers make immunotherapy work for treatment-resistant lymphoma
Researchers have developed a way to use immunotherapy drugs against treatment-resistant non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas for the first time by combining them with stem cell transplantation, an approach that also dramatically increased the success of the drugs in melanoma and lung cancer.

Assessing direct-to-consumer stem cell clinics

Assessing direct-to-consumer stem cell clinics
This direct-to-consumer stem cell marketplace has come under increasing scrutiny, but relatively little is known about the clinics or how the treatments they offer align with the expertise of their practitioners. Investigators now offer a detailed characterization of nearly 170 stem cell businesses across Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah, where about one-third of US stem...

Old cells, new tricks: important clue to AML diagnosis and treatment discovered

Old cells, new tricks: important clue to AML diagnosis and treatment discovered
Around 22,000 people will be diagnosed this year in the US with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), the second most common type of leukemia diagnosed in adults and children. Researchers have discovered a key reason why this disease is so difficult to treat and therefore cure.

Repair of aged tissue can be enhanced by inhibiting signals from neighboring cells

Repair of aged tissue can be enhanced by inhibiting signals from neighboring cells
Researchers have discovered how regenerative capacity of intestinal epithelium declines when we age. Targeting of an enzyme that inhibits stem cell maintaining signaling rejuvenates the regenerative potential of an aged intestine. This finding may open ways to alleviate age-related gastrointestinal problems, reduce side-effects of cancer treatments, and reduce healthcare costs in the ageing society...

World first: Homing instinct applied to stem cells show cells ‘home’ to cardiac tissue

World first: Homing instinct applied to stem cells show cells 'home' to cardiac tissue
In a world first, scientists have found a new way to direct stem cells to heart tissue. The findings could radically improve the treatment for cardiovascular disease, which causes more than a quarter of all deaths in the UK (1).

Stem cell stimulation improves stroke recovery

Stem cell stimulation improves stroke recovery
Stem cell stimulation shows promise as a potential noninvasive stroke treatment, according to new research. If extended to humans, this technique could greatly improve patients’ quality of life.

Killing the unkillable cancer cells

Killing the unkillable cancer cells
We all know someone affected by the battle against cancer. And we know that treatments can be quite efficient at shrinking the tumor but too often, they can’t kill all the cells, and so it may come back. With some aggressive types of cancer, the problem is so great that there is very little that can be done for the patients.